Wyoming is stepping up it's efforts to fight childhood cancer.
During Thursday's 8th annual Celebration of Hope, a big announcement was made that will help families with cancer-stricken children all over Wyoming.
"Once a month, I'm coming up to Casper, Wyoming with the support of my home institution, the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and they are absolutely supportive of our endeavors in public service with the Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium," said Doctor John van Doorninck, Pediatric Hematologist with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.
This once a month children's cancer clinic in Casper, will be the first of it's kind in Wyoming.
An average of 22 children and adolescents in the state are diagnosed with cancer every year.
One impact of the clinic, is saving families money.
"One of the main impacts of the clinic in Casper is alleviating the burden of travel for patients in follow up who no longer need to come to Denver for their follow up appointment," said van Doorninck.